“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Orleans in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Battle of Orleans Massachusetts 1814

Battle of Orleans, Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rod Funston, January 1, 2012
1. Battle of Orleans, Massachusetts Marker
Inscription. Here, Dec. 19, 1814 Orleans Militia repulsed British landing from H.M.S. Newcastle, - intent; burning village and vessels, War of 1812. Town's early commercial and maritime center. Packet's Landing; passengers and freight between here, Plymouth, Boston, Salem, Maine and maritimes.
Erected 1976 by American Revolution Bicentennial.
Location. 41° 47.988′ N, 70° 0.507′ W. Marker is in Orleans, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Bay View Drive 0.1 miles west of Rock Harbor Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rock Harbor Landing, Orleans MA 02653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. French–Atlantic Cable Company (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jonathan Young Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Encounter Plaque (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Encounter Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Eastham Windmill (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kettles (approx. 3.2 miles away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 3.2 miles away); Three Sisters Lit the Way (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orleans.
Also see . . .  Battle of Orleans Massachusetts 1814 - Richard Murdoch. (Submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. War of 1812
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 145 times this year. Last updated on , by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on , by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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